Friday, June 30, 2006
I can't attest to these two articles personally, since I haven't read them yet, but a colleague I trust can and did, so I'm passing on the recommendations:
Grammatical and Structural Choices in Issue Framing: A Quantitative Analysis of "Question Presented" from a Half Century of Supreme Court Briefs, 29 Am. J. Trial Advoc. 327 (2005).
Therapeutic Communication as a Tool for Case Theming, 29 Am. J. Trial Adovc. 395 (2005) (in which the author discusses what makes a compelling theme and how to use the client interview to construct a theme for the case).